As EEOC attorneys, Bennett & Ellison can advise and represent you if you believe you have faced discrimination or a reprisal on the job, or if you think you were discriminated against while you were applying for and seeking a job. The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces all laws protecting workers against employment discrimination.
- It is illegal to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability or sexual orientation. Harassment on the basis of any of these factors is also unlawful.
- Hiring decisions may not be based on any of these factors.
- It is illegal to subject an employee to reprisal or harassment for exercising the right to file a complaint, a grievance or appeal a decision he or she considers to be discriminatory.
- An employer may not retaliate against an individual for filing a charge of discrimination, for participating in an investigation, or opposing discriminatory practices.
Get the advice of an EEOC lawyer if you have experienced workplace discrimination. Call 410-974-6000. The toll free number is 888-288-9787. Your initial conference with the attorney is free.
Your legal recourse begins with filing a complaint with the EEOC. As an experienced EEOC attorney, I can handle submitting your claim. There is a set period of time that you have to file the complaint following an incident of discriminatory practices. Call to find out how much time you have left. Don’t let the deadline pass if you feel you have been the victim of unlawful bias.
We can represent employees of private employers, state and local governments, and education institutions. We advise and represent federal employees in employment law claims and actions as well. Federal government employees are not covered by EEOC laws, but by the CSRA – The Civil Service Reform Act, and have different EEO – Equal Employment Opportunity procedures which must be followed. It is also vital to act quickly to file a CRSA claim in time. Contact our law office to learn about the deadlines and how an EEOC attorney may be able to help you proceed.
There are a number employment situations in which discrimination is illegal, including during hiring and firing; assessing how much an employee is paid; the tasks he or she is assigned, and the classification or pay grade they are given. You may wish to consult with an EEOC attorney if you believe you experienced discriminatory practices surrounding an opportunity for a transfer or promotion, or in the event of a layoff or a recall from layoff. Discrimination is unlawful in employer decisions governing retirement plans, disability leave, fringe benefits, training programs, and use of company or agency facilities. or any other term or condition of employment.
The advice and legal representation of an EEOC attorney and the filing of a claim may be indicated if you experienced bias in recruitment, interviewing, testing, and in job advertising you observed. Employment decisions cannot be based on stereotypes, or assumptions about the abilities of an employee or candidate for a job. An employer cannot deny employment to a person on the basis of marital status.
Many states, cities and towns have also passed protection laws and statutes against discrimination based on status as a parent, political affiliation, and more. These claims may be filed in other jurisdictions than before the EEOC.
Contact Us or call 410-974-6000 or toll free at 888-288-9787 to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced EEOC attorney.
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